Elyse Major

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Writer and self-proclaimed “tinkerer” ELYSE MAJOR, is the author TINKERED TREASURES (CICO Books). She also contributes to publications such as Romantic Homes and Romantic Country and is currently at work on a second book due for publication in spring 2014. Elyse lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two boys. Visit her at tinkeredtreasures.com.

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Moms Helping Moms – What could be better?

Moms Helping Moms – What could be better?

[ 6 ] March 4, 2009 |

By Elyse Major If you are a new mom or mom-to-be feeling overwhelmed and isolated, or maybe depressed, then Families First Rhode Island (Families First) may help to provide you with the comfort you need. Families First is a grassroots non-profit organization that pairs moms of newborns with highly trained volunteer mentor moms. Volunteer moms […]

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You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Forming Camps and Clubs

You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Forming Camps and Clubs

[ 16 ] January 30, 2009 |

By Elyse Major One spring as preschool was coming to a close, I thought, “What will my boys and I do all summer to keep busy and have fun?” Wanting to provide stimulating experiences without the expense of a formal program, I decided to start my own camp. Armed with a background in advertising and […]

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rhode trip: Book a Rhode Trip

rhode trip: Book a Rhode Trip

[ 1 ] December 19, 2008 |

What’s better than discovering new places with your children? Add heading home with goodies in tow, and did I mention this idea is free-of-charge, there are places to park, and bathrooms? With a current Ocean State Libraries (OSL) card, you can visit any participating library in Rhode Island, but the twist is that what you […]

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Around the House Boredom Busters

Around the House Boredom Busters

[ 1 ] December 9, 2008 |

Have you ever had one of those days when you’re stuck around the house all day for one reason or another? Maybe the car’s being repaired, someone isn’t feeling 100 percent, or you’ve decided to enjoy a pajama day. Somehow these lovely, tranquil days can begin to take on a different form in my house, […]

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Party Planning: More or Less?

Party Planning: More or Less?

[ 11 ] October 24, 2008 |

By Elyse Major Birthday party planning and party venues have become quite the booming industry. It seems like almost any business can figure out a way to handle your party needs. I can imagine a Supermarket Party, where each child gets to load a cart, guess the weight of green peppers on a scale, and […]

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You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Motivating Tips from a Mom

You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Motivating Tips from a Mom

[ 8 ] October 14, 2008 |

By Elyse Major Do you have a room that you look at and think: I would really like to change this? If a room doesn’t require any real structural work, changing it may be more possible and require less time than you think. I know because I’ve been there. Didn’t think I could find the […]

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No-Sew Pirate Costume

No-Sew Pirate Costume

[ 2 ] October 1, 2008 |

Many children seem to go through a “pirate phase” at some point. Thanks to Elyse Major, one of our Kidoinfo readers for sharing this easy DIY pirate costume your child can now dress the part. My five-year-old son loves to wear costumes. In our playroom we have an overflowing bin of them thanks in part […]

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Salt Jars

Salt Jars

[ 3 ] September 15, 2008 |

Thanks to Elyse Major, one of our Kidoinfo readers, for contributing this craft project. Great for children ages 3 and up. Making salt jars has been an enduring favorite craft for my sons and me for years. It is a fun craft to do outside at a picnic table in the summer but can be […]

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rhode trip: Riverside, Rhode Island

rhode trip: Riverside, Rhode Island

[ 5 ] September 5, 2008 |

Thanks to Elyse Major, one of our Kidoinfo readers, for contributing this great local adventure. Sabin Point Park: Trash & Treasures (Map it) Who knew that there was so much to do in little ol’ Riverside? Off Pawtucket Avenue at the end of Shore Road (turn at Lee’s Chinese restaurant), this breezy waterfront park offers […]

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